Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome plugin! Is there anyway you can add a batch download function? Anyhow, thanks for the good work!

We will consider your feature request...thanks for the 5 stars!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have a slow internet connection 1mb/s.
So when google decided to switch to this craptastic DASH format people like me are pretty doomed now. We can't watch hd, because YT decides for us. What kind of attitude is that?! They should learn from vimeo.
Anyway, CYS is our saviour, because now at least i can wait for the video to download and watch HD in my player. So thank you guys!

ps. whats the difference between fmt136 and fmt22?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84AiE46erkk
both are mp4 but but have different filesizes

Which one should give me the best picture quality, i dont care for audio in this particular example

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.10). 

Fmt136 is the DASH format video, while fmt22 is the non-DASH version. Considering that the audio track is of ever so slightly higher quality in fmt136 than in fmt22, and that the fmt136 file is significantly smaller, fmt22 is expected to provide higher image quality than fmt136. Thanks for the 5 star review!!

Worked great until the February 4, 2014 update. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Worked great for getting 480p and 1080p YouTube downloads, but after the February 4 update, I don't get any download options when trying to download a video. Just a symbol that looks like it's trying to load. Uninstalling and reinstalling didn't work. EDIT: Seems like it still works...until the video has a 1080P version, then it just sits there and won't give me any download options. Hopefully this is fixable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.10). 

It's not the update, it's YT. A fix is in the works...

UPDATE:
This seems to have been a temporary glitch on YT side...it is no longer a problem. If you are still having trouble, provide us with a link to the video and we will look into it. If everything is ok, please adjust your review accordingly, thanks!

Reply back to CG-Addons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As you requested here's the videos I tried to download.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AhGj4oisfU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9veCjE_LgA
^These are the ones that did not mux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vKM1hL0yDQ
^this is the one that did

I needed these for a video I'm working on

Hope this helps in the troubleshooting process

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Thanks for that information. We tested all three links and all 3 muxed successfully (downloaded simultaneously). When the 2nd file is finished downloading, muxing will take several minutes to begin. This is where you may feel it has failed but it has not. Remember, the files you are downloading are huge, 3hrs, 5hrs and 8hrs long!!! It takes some time but all 3 files will complete.

If you still need help, please contact us at the support email, thanks for your review.

Windows 8 x64, Mozilla Firefox 26.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Нет ссылок на скачивание в результатах поиска и в плейлистах. После отключения, перезагрузки и включения перестал работать.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7). 

За помощью или сделать запрос на выделение видео, свяжитесь с нами по электронной почте поддержки.

Awesome! works for 1080p, 1440p, 4k, etc! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! works for 1080p, 1440p, 4k, etc! The only one that can do this right now!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7). 

Thanks for the review!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works with 4k videos after downloading the ffmpeg installer. N00b mistake select the directory ffmpeg is in instead of the file itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7). 

Thanks for the 5 stars!

This Video Contains restricted content. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The above message pops up on some videos when I try to download mp3 version.
Thus I downgraded the addon from 5 stars to 4.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Clearly you are confusing CYS with another add-on. First of all, CYS could never generate a “This Video Contains restricted content” message because it’s not built into the program!!! Second, in the email that you sent us, you describe the add-on that you are using as having an orange “Convert to MP3” button. There is no such button in CYS!!! All conversions occur automatically when you select a format from the drop down list.

critical fact Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hello!today installed your v5.0.7 add-on.it looks promising very.now issue I want to post.
1. download speed of DASH is low, like actually playing. my guess, it cant be otherwise
2. when I early do terminate download, only video stream stops!audio continues download even if I close actual TAB. only restart can stop audio.
EDIT: after I disabled option "For Dash formats, hide audio file.." 2nd problem disappear!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7). 

1.The next update will include faster download speeds of DASH formats.
2.Yes, by default, when downloading DASH videos, the audio is hidden from the Download window. You can unhide the audio in Options> Download tab.

Thanks for your review.

All files are converted to TMP files Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great converter! Lots of conversion options. However, for some reason, all the files I convert from youtube get saved as tmp files.
Then I can't open them in windows media player. Any suggestions?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7). 

Thanks for the 5 stars! Please make sure you have downloaded FFmpeg from our site, as the binaries there have been tested and are known to work well.

Also, conversion is a fairly time-consuming process, please make sure you give it enough time to complete. On an average 2GHz CPU, you should calculate with 2-3 seconds of conversion time for *every minute* of video length. For feature-length films this will take several minutes.

If this does not help, we need you to give us more information:
- your operating system, and version
- Firefox version
- FFmpeg version
- the YT video link and exact format you are having problems with

Please contact us at cytsaver@hotmail.com, thanks.

Problem resolved :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Everything seems good still 5 stars thank's CG-addons

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Glad we could be of help, thanks for the review!

Now works with dark themes Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for adding support for dark themes. Five stars still :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Answer @ cg-addons Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Now I have specified the ffmpeg folder as you wrote, and it tries to download and save as MP4, but the ffmpeg version is too new for my computer and it can't start and finish the video. So the downloaded temporary files are deleted automatically and I still have no working MP4 video... :-(

PS: I did't find an address for support emails in your profile

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.4).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

OK, we have successfully guided you to set up FFmpeg with CYS properly, you can see that CYS does its job perfectly, it downloads the files and runs FFmpeg - but your computer is not up-to-date enough to run FFmpeg? And you still feel our work only merits 1 star - in what Universe is this fair??

Seriously, we provide something of value here for free, with no strings attached. A bare minimum would be for users to respect the work we do, by being fair to us, and by reading the helpful information right in front of their eyes, so that we can spend our limited time with developing the program.

The information you missed is explained and illustrated on our web site. The links to our web site, FAQ, and support email address are to the right of the top of the description section on this add-on page.

On your specific problem: please, send us an email to our support address, and tell us your operating system and CPU. Short of upgrading your CPU, you might get lucky with a not-so-old FFmpeg version that can already mux DASH files and still runs on your system.

Saves actual 1080p stream, does not upconvert! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After YouTube made changes which make 1080p saving impossible using the older conventional add-ons, a whole bunch of fake (and not free) programs started to be advertised which claim full 1080p support. But, they only download the 720p stream, and upconvert it. Many people fall for those and pay for them to get 1080p support back. They may get a 1080p file, but it's simply upscaled from the 720p YouTube download. It's not the actual 1080p YouTube stream.

Complete YouTube saver is free and works... it downloads the actual 1080p stream. As far as I know, the streams are unencrypted, they are just separate video and audio streams now, which is why older add-ons no longer work. Complete YouTube saver automatically downloads both streams and muxes them using FFmpeg. Don't worry, there's nothing complex or anything involved... FFmpeg is a simple executable, and Complete YouTube saver runs it automatically in the background. You don't have to specify anything other than you want to download and save the 1080p stream, and you will get a .mp4 h264 file with video and audio automatically. There is no upconverting, and muxing is not memory or processing intense; it should work just fine even on an old PIII.

When YouTube starts to encrypt the streams (RTMPE), which I suspect they will some day, then we're in a whole new boat of screwed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.4). 

Thanks for the nice review and overview, we do appreciate when someone sees the value given away here for free.

As for your "boat", we believe it would be rather impractical for them to resort to such dramatic solutions for many reasons - even then, they certainly do not need more ideas to make things more difficult for us, download folks. Thanks again!

Work well with 1080p Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's downloading 1080p from YouTube (lastest atm 5.0.3).
Make sure You've installed FFmpeg and put a right path in CYTS options (Firefox reboot required). "Save as" should become MP4 instead of MP4V.4 stars for not being able to customize filename.

Reboot:
in my case, options will be updated immediately but save as mp4 function will not work properly until FF rebooted
Suggestion:
1) add a "show only best quality available" checkbox with priority order list (like i need only 1080p will be shown if it's available, 480p if not)
2) add a naming template
Bug:
1) If there is no available options for download (like selected only 1080p but YT video is 720p) popup still appear but it's empty
2) if there is only 1 option to download in popup menu - scroll arrows still there

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.4). 

Thanks for your thoughtful review! Just one correction: Firefox does not need to be restarted, CYS menus/Options will include FFmpeg-only features immediately once you set up the correct path to the FFmpeg executable - this was a regression fixed in v5.0.6.

Please, send us details of your feature request in an email to our support address, and we will look into it. Thanks again!

Doesn't follow youtube changes Rated 3 out of 5 stars

480p and 1080p+ are only available as video streams only with separate audio streams of different quality.
This addon does not make it available to download them.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Please try v5.0.4, thanks.

READ FIRST Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't know if 'Youtube' is the problem or this add-on is.
I tried this add-on and 'Download Helper' too.
First, i tried to download "480p FLV" files from 'Youtube' with this add-on and "DH" but i can't, they don't have "480 FLV" on their download option...
So Please @ cg-addons, can you fix it?
Other than that everything is fine...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.4). 

Due to recent YouTube changes, 1080p and 480p options are no longer available for download. An update is in the works...please bare with us, thanks...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works AMAZING. Been looking for a HQ audio youtube converter. Being sensitive to music, I hated all the low quality mp3 addons, glad I found this.Thank you for such a great add-on! God bless~

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.4). 

Thanks for the 5 star review!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really Awesome!
Heres a tutorial on how to get this baby runnin:
You need FFMpeg:
http://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html

Go there and chose the appropriate build, and download it. You will end up with a file called simply FFMpeg. Just put it somewhere you can find it. Doesn't need to be anywhere special, I put mine in a Folder called FFmpeg, and placed that folder in my music folder. Im assuming you already installed the plugin, so start Firefox, right click on the newly formed addon in the toolbar(i had to go to a youtube video for it to reveal itself), and click the options button. Under media conversion options, click specify location, and navigate to the folder, you DO NOT NEED to have the FFMpeg highlighted, so its OKAY if its grey, just navigate to the FOLDER and click OPEN. Boom. Now assuming you downloaded the proper FFMpeg codec from that downloads page. All should be Well. Great Plug-IN!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.4). 

You can also download FFmpeg from our site at http://www.completeyoutubesaver.com/ConverterMac.html

-Thanks for the great reveiw and tutorial!!

Can't select ffmpeg Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hi,
I'm using Mac 10.6.8 and Firefox 14.0.1 and having trouble installing ffmeg which can be recognised by Complete YouTube Saver.

I download the 64bit ffmeg zip file which (after decompression) installs a Unix Executable file called ffmpeg into the Downloads folder.
I doubleclick this file which prompts Terminal to open which then lists the steps it has taken - but nothing else happens.

Normally doubleclicking a .zip will expand into a folder - but not in this case.

After all this I still don't have an ffmpeg file on my computer where I can point Complete YouTube Saver to where it's located

Hope somebody can help as the reviews for CYS look very good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.4). 

The Unix Executable file called ffmpeg is FFmpeg, you have it already extracted on your system, so you have completed the most difficult part. Now you just need to point CYS at your "Downloads folder", by clicking on the "Specify FFmpeg location..." button in the CYS Options window, and all conversion options will be enabled. Alternatively, you may move the FFmpeg executable to a different folder, in which case, again, you will need to point CYS at the folder containing the FFmpeg executable. Please, let us know of your progress. Thanks!